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John Knox Affleck

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : John Knox Affleck
Gender: Male
Date and place of birth: 3rd June 1894 Lanark, Ontario.
Date and Place of Death: 1988, Toronto
Nationality: Canadian of ‘Scotch’ extraction
Childhood: Father died 6 months before he was born. Mother moved in with her parents
Parents: John Knox Affleck and Jane Camilla Wodden
Parents occupations: Farmer
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:  Collegiate Institute, Perth.…

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Robert Dalton Affleck

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) :  Robert Dalton Affleck
Gender: Male
Date and place of birth: 1st February 1893, S Lanark, Perth, Ontario, Canada
Date and Place of Death: 4th May 1970, Vancouver , Canada
Nationality:  Canadian of ‘Scotch’ extraction

Childhood
Father died when he was 11 months old and his mother was pregnant with his younger brother John
Parents : John Knox Affleck and Jane Camilla nee Wodden
Parents occupations: Farmer
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: University of Toronto 1914-1916 and 1920-21 (School of Practical Science)
Occupation: Chemical engineer then School Principal
Place of residence at Gretna: 1 Edward Street Annan at time of marriage in 1917 Then 46 The Rand Eastriggs at time of son’s birth in May 1918
Marital status : Married whilst at HM Factory Gretna
Children: A son, Anthony Cyril born at Eastriggs
Travels : None known other than for war work
Awards/recognitions:   None known
Positions held: Principal of University Hill School, Vancouver, 1926-1956
Trivia / any other information:   Yes – brother was also a Chemical engineer at Gretna and was a witness at his wedding.…

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Joseph Andison

Name: Joseph Andison
Date and place of birth: 6 January 1857 Carlisle, Cumberland
Date and place of death: 11 July 1942, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Nationality: British Canadian
Biography: Joseph grew up in Carlisle with his siter Ann (born 1859).
Parents: Joseph Andison married Jane?
Parents occupation: Joseph was a Hotel Labourer
Schools Universities attended and years of attendance: Not known
Occupation: Joseph learnt the skills of a Silk Hatter, but changed career to become a School Attendance Officer.…

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Charles Freer Burggraff

CHARLES FREER BURGGRAF

AKA CARL FREDERICK BURGGRAF

Date and place of birth :  7 October 1891 Namaqualand, Southern Africa

Date and place of Death :  2 December 1968 in Outremont, Quebec, Canada
Nationality: British

Biography:  Charles’ early childhood was in Namaqualand.  He was an only child
Parents:  Emil Burggraf married Henrietta Labreck in Swansea, Wales 1888
Parents occupation :  Emil was a foreman smelter in the Copper Mines in Namaqualand.…

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Alice Gertrude Menzies Harding

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Alice Gertude Menzies Harding
Gender: Female
Date and place of birth: 18th August 1889, Welsford, New Brunswick, Canada
Date and Place of Death: 7th February 1977, New Brunswick, Canada
Nationality: Canadian
Childhood: Youngest of 7
Parents: William Stening Harding and Jane nee Paschal
Parents occupations: Farmer
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Social Worker / Welfare supervisor at Gretna
Place of residence at Gretna: Not kmown
Marital status: Unmarried
Children: None
Travels: From Canada to London to work with the Pankhursts
Awards/recognitions: N/K
Positions held: Editor of ‘Suffragette’ magazine from 1914
Trivia / any other information: Yes
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Kelbaugh, Gretchen.…

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Robert James Murray Irving

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Robert James Murray [Meervay]Irving
Gender: Male
Date and place of birth: 15th July 1898, Carlisle
Date and Place of Death: 10th February 1928, Ontario, Canada
Nationality: British
Childhood: 2nd of 6, 5 surviving
Parents: William Robert and Eliza Emma nee Copeland
Parents occupations: Builder and brisk maker employer
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: Bishop Goodwin School, Carlisle from 19th October 1898
Occupation: Mil dealer then farmer
Place of residence at Gretna:Not known
Marital status: Married
Children: Not known
Travels: Emigrated to Winnipeg in 1924
Awards/recognitions: NK
Positions held: N/K
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Robert James Murray Irving 1894-1928
Robert James Murray Irving as born on 15th July 1894 at Carlisle, Cumberland to William Robert Irving and Eliza Emma nee Copeland
19th October 1898- admitted to Bishop Goodwin School, Carlisle of 6 Millholme Terrace, Carlisle
1901- living at Leabourne, Upperby, Carlisle.…

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Isabella Kennedy

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Isabella Kennedy


Gender: Female
Date and place of birth: 29th December 1899, Workington Cumberland ,
Date and Place of Death: 21st March 1959, Kitchener, Waterloo Township,Ontario, Canada
Nationality: British
Childhood: 1 of 11 born
Parents: James and Margaret Jane [Jean] nee Tinnion
Parents occupations: Driver fireman at steel works
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: 1912 admission to Workington Higher Standard Girls’ School
Occupation: Munition worker in 1917 then Nurse
Place of residence at Gretna:Not known
Marital status: Married in Canada
Children: None known
Travels: Emigrated to Ontario 1933
Awards/recognitions: N/K
Positions held: N/K
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Isabella Kennedy 1899-1959
Isabella [Isobel] Kennedy was born on 29th December 1899 in Workington, Cumberland to James and Margaret Jane [Jean] nee Tinnion 2nd of 11 children to be born
1901 – 3 , Davey Street, Workington –father a driver fireman at steel works
1911- living at 25 Brayton Street, Workington, 11 people living in 5 rooms.…

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Ivan Roderick Mackintosh

IVAN RODERICK MACKINTOSH

Date and place of birth :   3rd March 1885, Ontario, Canada.

Date and place of Death :  Not known

Nationality: Canadian

Biography:  Ivan’s siblings were –

Ernest W Mackintosh 1875

Charles D Mackintosh 1876

Alexander St.L Mackintosh 1878

Allan C Mackintosh 1887

Parents:

Alexander St Lawrence Dixie Mackintosh married Constance Elizabeth Lemon 1873, Brant, Ontario, Canada

Parents occupation :  Alexander was a Bank Manager

Schools Universities attended and years of attendance –

Studied Science at M’Gill University

Place of residence at Gretna:  Not known

Marital status:

Children: Nil known

Job title at Gretna  :  Civil Engineer

Travels –

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Ancestry

FindMyPast

FreeBMD

Newspaper.com

Mossband Farewell Magazine

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Wilfred Diggles Morris

WILFRED DIGGLES MORRIS

Date and place of birth :  13 July 1888, Warwick, Ontario County, Canada

Date and place of Death :  Not known, but prior to his wife’s death in 1986
Nationality: Canadian

Biography:
Parents:
Parents occupation :  Thomas was a Merchant
Schools Universities attended and years of attendance – Not known
Place of residence at Gretna:  Not known
Marital status:

Wilfred and Marjorie’s first home 24 Edward Street, London, Ontario, Canada
Children:

Pamela Jane Morris
Job title at Gretna  :  Chemist on Mossband site
Travels – n/k
Awards/recognitions: n/k
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Wilfrid pictured as part of the operating staff in the Mossband Farewell

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Ancestry

FindMyPast

FreeBMD

Newspapers.com

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Isabella Morrison

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Isabella (Bella) Morrrison later Isabella Fraser. 

Gender: Female. 

Date and Place of Birth: 22nd May 1897, Linkwood, St. Andrew’s Lhanbryd, near Elgin, Morayshire. 

Date and Place of Death: 1st April 1966, Mission, British Columbia, Canada.…

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Elizabeth Cook Watson

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Lizzie [Elizabeth]Cook Watson


Gender: Female
Date and place of birth: 18th May 1895, Carluke, Glasgow
Date and Place of Death: 23rd March 1927, Cochrane, Ontario, Canada
Nationality: Scottish
Childhood: 5th of at least 7 children
Parents: Walter and Elizabeth nee Peat
Parents occupations: Tailor
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Waitress /shop assistant grocer
Place of residence at Gretna:Not known
Marital status: Married

Children: 2 sons
Travels: N/K
Awards/recognitions: N/k
Positions held: N/K
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Elizabeth [ Lizzie ]Cook Watson 1895-1927
Lizzie Cook Watson was born on 18th May 1895 at Carluke, Glasgow to Walter and Elizabeth nee Peat.…

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John Stanley Wise

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : John Stanley Wise
Gender: Male
Date and place of birth: 29th April 1889, Moosomin, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Date and Place of Death: 1961, New York City
Nationality: British/English
Childhood: Born in Canada , family moved back to Keswick when very young
Parents: Mary Anne Dare Rodgers from Workington and Charles John Wise-
Parents occupations: Father – a farmer formerly then a “Gentleman” latterly
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:  Not known
Occupation: Electrical engineer at Gretna then a Financial advisor – bank in the US
Place of residence at Gretna:  ‘Turnmuir’, Dornock then 86 , The Rand, Eastriggs
Marital status: Married – 3 times
Children: 2 daughters with Mary Josephine Wilson nee McCulloch
1918 Mary Doreen Hallifax Wise
1923 Elizabeth Barbara Beryl Wise
Travels
Canada – UK as a child, New York City for work,
Awards/recognitions: None known
Positions held: Electrical engineer, Financial advisor to a US bank
Trivia / any other information:  Married 3 times , twice in the US, once to an American and twice to English ladies
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Mary Josephine Wilson McCulloch 1892- 1976 and John Stanley Wise 1889-1961 

 

On 26th June 1918 Mary Josephine Wilson McCulloch ,spinster, 26, married John Stanley Wise , electrical engineer, 29, at St Michael’s Church, Bowness -on-Solway to the West of Carlisle.…